Sauer Brands, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain The Spice Hunter Products Because of Potential Salmonella Contamination - 10/14/20
Company Announcement Date:
October 12, 2020
FDA Publish Date:
October 12, 2020
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Sauer Brands, Inc.
The Spice Hunter
Spices and blends
Sauer Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling The Spice Hunter Products listed below due to the potential presence of Salmonella. After initially certifying that our raw material had tested negative for Salmonella, and was fit for human consumption, our supplier notified us of the potential presence of salmonella in specific lots of organic parsley that it provided to us. Those lots of parsley were used on two specific days in our production. We are recalling other products produced on those same days out of an abundance of caution regarding potential cross contamination.
While Sauer is aware of no reports of illness to date, that relate to these products, Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. If you are experiencing these symptoms, and believe you may have been exposed to Salmonella, please report to a medical provider.
The Spice Hunter Products in question were distributed to the states of Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. The product was produced for sale at retail and spicehunter.com
These products come in clear glass jars marked with lot codes 20217C, 20220C, 20269C and 20270C on the white field on the label. A list of the products is shown below:
1.3 ounce 1.6 ounce
|Item Num||Product Name||Brand Name||Jar UPC||Case UPC||Lot Number||Best By Date||Description||Product Size|
|41659||Organic Parsley||The Spice Hunter||8105701659||40081057016594||20217C||Aug-22||Parsley Flakes||0.23 ounce|
|41659||Organic Parsley||The Spice Hunter||8105701659||40081057016594||20269C||Sep-22||Parsley Flakes||0.23 ounce|
|41245||Saigon Organic Cinnamon||The Spice Hunter||8105701245||40081057012459||20217C||Aug-22||Ground Cinnamon||1.7 ounce|
|41260||Madagascar Cloves||The Spice Hunter||8105701260||40081057012602||20220C||Aug-22||Ground Cloves||1.9 ounce|
|41937||Gourmet Sesame Seeds||The Spice Hunter||8105701937||40081057019373||20220C||Aug-22||Sesame seeds||2.4 ounce|
|41440||Herbes De Provence||The Spice Hunter||8105701440||40081057014408||20220C||Aug-22||French Herb Blend||0.6 ounce|
|41850||Pumpkin Pie Spice||The Spice Hunter||8105701850||40081057018505||20220C||Aug-22||Pumpkin pie spice||1.8 ounce|
|41935||Seafood Grill & Broil||The Spice Hunter||8105701935||40081057019359||20220C||Aug-22||Seafood seasoning blend||1.3 ounce|
|41275||Coriander||The Spice Hunter||8105701275||40081057012756||20220C||Aug-22||Ground Coriander||1.4 ounce|
|41400||California Garlic||The Spice Hunter||8105701400||0081057014002||20220C||Aug-22||Granulated Garlic||2.7 ounce|
|42256||Green Hatch Chile||The Spice Hunter||8105702256||40081057022564||20220C||Aug-22||green chile||2.4 ounce|
|41541||Mexican Seasoning||The Spice Hunter||8105701541||40081057015412||20269C||Sep-22||Organic Mexican Spice blend||1.4 ounce|
|41703||Black Pepper||The Spice Hunter||8105701703||40081057017034||20269C||Sep-22||Coarse Ground Black Pepper||1.7 ounce|
|41653||Paprika||The Spice Hunter||8105701653||40081057016532||20269C||Sep-22||Organic Paprika||1.4 ounce|
|41955||Szechwan Seasoning||The Spice Hunter||8105701955||40081057019557||20269C||Sep-22||Chinese Seasonin Blend||2.1 ounce|
|41706||Fine Black Pepper||The Spice Hunter||8105701706||40081057017065||20269C||Sep-22||Fine Ground Black Pepper||1.6 ounce|
|41420||Chinese Ginger||The Spice Hunter||8105701420||40081057014200||20269C||Sep-22||Ginger||1.6 ounce|
|41792||Muntock White Pepper||The Spice Hunter||8105701792||40081057017928||20269C||Sep-22||White Pepper||2.1 ounce|
|41402||Roasted Garlic||The Spice Hunter||8105701402||40081057014026||20269C||Sep-22||Roasted Granulated Garlic||2.2 ounce|
|41351||Everything Bagel Crunch||The Spice Hunter||8105701351||40081057013517||20270C||Sep-22||Bagel Seasoning Blend||2.3 ounce|
|41700||Malabar Black Peppercorns||The Spice Hunter||8105701700||40081057017003||20270C||Sep-24||Black Peppercorns||2.1 ounce|
|41230||Freeze-Dried Chives||The Spice Hunter||8105701230||40081057012305||20270C||Sep-23||Green Chives||0.13 ounce|
|41450||Italian Seasoning||The Spice Hunter||8105701450||40081057014507||20270C||Sep-22||Mediterranean Herb Blend||0.6 ounce|
|41236||Cilantro||The Spice Hunter||8105701236||40081057012367||20270C||Sep-22||Organic Cilantro||0.3 ounce|
|41363||Fennel Seeds||The Spice Hunter||8105741363||40081057413630||20270C||Sep-24||Whole Fennel Seeds||1.3 ounce|
|41348||Dill Weed||The Spice Hunter||8105701348||40081057013487||20270C||Sep-22||Organic Dill Weed||0.5 ounce|
|41050||Arrowroot||The Spice Hunter||8105701050||40081057010509||20270C||Sep-22||Ground Arrowroot||2.1 ounce|
|41170||Cayenne Red Pepper||The Spice Hunter||8105701170||40081057011704||20270C||Sep-24||Cayenne Red Pepper||1.8 ounce|
|41440||Herbes De Provence||The Spice Hunter||8105701440||40081057014408||20270C||Sep-22||French Herb Blend||0.6 ounce|
Consumers who have purchased The Spice Hunter products on this list are urged to avoid consuming them and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Sauer Brands, Inc. at 1-800-444-3061, Monday thru Friday, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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